Michael Becker teaches sixth grade in Hood River, Oregon. He directs the Permaculture Classroom Project, a hands-on approach to teaching math and science using Permaculture and sustainability science concepts. His students have developed extensive habitat gardens and food systems on the schoolyard. Students have also been involved in the design phase of a LEED-platinum building and worked with many of the professionals side by side on the planning. A farmers market has been developed at the school, further involving students into the economics of food production.
Having worked in construction, been a mountaineering guide, taught outdoor school, and traveled the world, Michael uses all his past experiences to blend into a well-rounded "Permaculturist".
Michael is visiting Petaluma to present to the Daily Acts' Permaculture Design Course. We are excited to host this event to share his inspiring work with the wider community. Michael will explore how permaculture is a valuable tool for transforming not only education and educators, but community on all scales.
A huge thanks to Spring Hill Montessori for hosting this incredible event!